(ANA-MPA) -- The Minoan civilisation on pre-Classical Crete discovered the first rudimentary analog computer in mankind's history, according to researcher Minas Tsikritsis, an academic who specialises in ancient Aegean writing systems.
Tsikritsis, who also hails from Crete -- where the Bronze Age Minoan civilization flourished from approximately 2700 BC to 1500 century BC -- maintains that the Minoan Age object discovered in 1898 in Paleokastro site, in the Sitia district of western Crete, preceded the heralded "Antikythera Mechanism" by 1,400 years, and was the first analog and "portable computer" in history.
"While searching in the Archaeological Museum of Iraklion for Minoan Age findings with astronomical images on them we came across a stone-made matrix unearthed in the region of Paleokastro, Sitia. In the past, archaeologists had expressed the view that the carved symbols on its surface are related with the Sun and the Moon," Tsikritsis said.
Originally posted by chiefsmom
Also interesting that it calculates dates past 2012. Well, when that date doesn't pan out, they can start using 2018 from this.
Originally posted by DonnaLynn
How fantastic! This just further instills the thought that we were technologically advanced before and some major catastrophe occurred which wiped the knowledge out. Could it have been a political uprising? That is what I believe.
Originally posted by beezzer
Rough calculation but 2 minutes a day for @3,000 years means that it is off 100 years.
But Maybe we are the ones that are wrong.
Originally posted by baddmove
btw..does it have moving parts?
New - Computer
Nazca - Calender
Mayan - Calender